By Rochester Falcon Watcher MAK
It was 51 (F) 11 (C) with sunny conditions once the morning haze burned away
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To my delight I was treated to some falcon flying this morning above Seneca Towers! When I started Billie and 99 were on the west railing-soon after Billie flew off looped around the north end of the building and flew down to the south end where she landed on the same antenna she was on the last time these two flew for me. 99 came off the railing and landed below her on the roof then he was off again.
99 landed on the elevator shaft railing for a moment then did some flying for Buffalo Billie and I. When he was done he landed on a wire/cable that was attached to the antenna Billie was perched on at the south end of the building.
99 hung on for a minute or so then did some more showing off for his girl before landing on the west side railing near the south end. Soon after Billie flew southeast and 99 followed behind her soon there after and they didn’t return.
I left for downtown around 7:50am but I was detained as I came across Billie and 99 at the closed Kodak Hawkeye plant- I go right past it on St. Paul St. at Driving Park/Avenue A. They were on the railing near the nest box that’s been up there for years and to our knowledge, has never been used.
I totally think they were checking it out-they both were hatched in a nest box or tray so it would only make sense for them to choose one. For all I know they may have been checking it before today. Oh boy, this story gets more and more interesting as time goes on! Just to give you an idea of how things are laid out-the Driving Park bridge and Genesee River are on the other (west) side of where I am watching.
Billie flew over to a spot on the railing closer to the nest box and then a little after 8am first Billie then 99 flew off to the west out of sight.
So now I made my way to downtown where I found Beauty under the northeast wing of Times Square (TSB). I parked over by the Blue Cross Arena (BCA) on Exchange Blvd. to get a side view of her since she had her back facing out.
I left to get coffee and when I came back the Beautyful one was gone. I took a ride looking for them and as I got back to the TSB area I spotted Beauty back under the northeast wing so I returned to my spot by the BCA. After a minute or so, I noticed Dot.Ca (DC) on the southeast wing ring high above on the tippy top of the TSB. He was in hunt mode as he stooped 3 times and returned to the wing ring unsuccessfully.
Beauty remained on the northeast wing ledge the whole time until 9:15am when she and DC flew south toward Cornhill.
I had to get going so I ended my watch with a smile at 9:15am after seeing all 4 Rochester Peregrine Falcons!
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